The United States is going to retire most chimps from research. I wish it was all chimps, but it’s a great step. As some of you know, I can’t watch a movie or read a book if there’s any animal harm, even if the harm is completely fictional. When I think of animals in real research settings I get so upset I honestly wish there was a god so all the people involved in animal research would end up in hell, while all the animals would end up in Heaven.
I’m sorry animal researchers, and I know on one level some of you are really trying to do good work, but, well, you know the arguments. But maybe for you guys, purgatory. Don’t worry, I’ll be there with you because I’m no saint. You can berate me there.
A few days after that article this one appeared about understanding mortality by looking at chimps. How could anyone perform experiments on animals after reading this?
I took these shots of the furballs taking it easy on a Saturday afternoon. This is Finney …
And this is Bleeck. I woke him up to take the shot. He has such beautiful eyes.